St Louis traffic reporter, Lance Hildebrand, had this to say this morning with two tweets:
Northbound 55, between Carondelet and Loughborough, debris reported in the 2 left lanes
Turns out, that was about a half-dozen ladders in the roadway on northbound 55 near Loughborough TALLY: Ladders 16, Mattresses 12
I don't know why exactly, but his makes me laugh. Of course I'm not driving on 55 during morning rush hour either.